The HP Mini 110 and Mini 210 netbooks have seen a fair share of quiet updates, with new case designs, dual core Atom N550 processors, and colorful lids hitting the configuration options in recent months. Now PC Watch is reporting that HP will soon offer both 10 inch netbooks with an optional Intel Atom N570 chip.
The Atom N570 is a dual core processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz. It’s should be a little faster than the Atom N550 which has been shipping for the past few months. Both chips have the same 8.5W TDP, so any difference in battery life should be negligible.
Other netbooks with the new chip include the Acer Aspire One AOD255e, Asus Eee PC 1015PW, and soon the Lenovo IdeaPad S100.
via Netbook News
Big bag of fail sauce….the future is fusion!
Not entirely, versus the lower end offerings of AMD Fusions Ontario C-30 and C-50 the N550 and N570 actual do well in terms of CPU performance and run times. It’s just graphically where they fall short but the Eee PC 1015PN with Nvidia ION has gone down in pricing and if they update it with a N570 and at least Win7 HP to get Optimus working then it will still be the better deal for 10″ offerings.
The Zacate though is clearly better but they aren’t putting it in anything smaller than a 11.6″ for now and AMD won’t offer Bulldozer and Llana APU update to the mobile offerings till next year.
Even without the update, when Cedar Trail comes out later it’ll still fall short of AMD Fusion GPU but its possible it will be much better in terms of CPU and run times. At least until those updates…
While on the higher end the new Intel Sandy Bridge offerings will start getting replaced in less than a year by Ivy Bridge, possible before the end of this year. So Intel is basically going for a double update…
So while the N570 seems like a stop gap minor improvement. Intel isn’t ignoring the competition and is working up to better offerings.
In short it’s all good for the consumers as the competition is finally ramping up and we’re finally seeing improvement in this range of systems.
Hey the first time I’ve agreed with you! I say bring it on AMD. They have nothing to lose and they couldn’t do any worse than what they produced in the past 5 years. Gutless netbooks is such a crock imo. Self induced retardation is what it is.
unless your running ubuntu + chrome on old netbooks nobody wants anymore
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